Total Time
5hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs

This is a very simple, easy no brainer way to make a delicous fall apart beef brisket.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put brisket in roasting pan.
  2. Dump onion soup mix on top.
  3. Pour water over about 1/2 inch into pan.
  4. Stir a little.
  5. Cover tightly with foil.
  6. Put into oven at 250 degrees-middle rack.
  7. Forget about it for at least 5 hours.
  8. Take it out, cut against the grain, it should fall apart and be very tender.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

5 5

I have prepared the brisket of beef the same way you do for about 35 years. I got the recipe in Texas, we love it because it is so easy to prepare and so tasty. I also have put some dried herbs in it. The first time a prepared it I put sliced fresh sweet onions on top, but the dry onion soup mix is excellent I always baked it 300 but I tried your recipe and baked 250 for 5 hours it is very tender more so than the recipe I have used. Thanks Scotts Sassy Girl

5 5

So simple and delicious. Pure comfort food. It was hard to wait the five hours, but worth every minute. Thanks for posting!

5 5

I've made it this way at home. Commercially, for the larger ones, I cover it on the fat side with 1 cup of mixed with 1/4 cup black pepper. Then roast in a hot oven to rare before slicing off most of the fat and the salt mix. I seldom get any at home because everyone digs in.